Book List in Order:6 titles

  • This dazzling collection of short stories, originally published in 1985, marks the brilliant debut of Neil Bissoondath, a major voice in Canadian fiction. Focusing on contemporary themes of cultural dislocation, revolution, and the shifting politics ...


  • A mesmerizing novel about the brutal and lasting effects of poverty and violence. Arun, a young man of privileged background, leaves his home in the prosperous north of his Southeast Asian island nation to teach in the deva...


  • The burning down of his house propels Alistair, now living with his daughter, her husband and child, to reflect on the causes and effects of life: how momentary impulses change the course of direction, how unexpected horrors still haunt him, how frie...




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    Concerned with the themes of dislocation, revolution, and the shifting politics of the Third World, this collection of fourteen stories explores the personal consequences of political upheaval, the restraints of tradition and society, and the alienat...